Welcome to ESOL at GCC
GCC’s ESOL program provides a broad range of courses at all levels in reading, writing and speaking the English language in order to give students the skills necessary to succeed in college, the workplace, and daily life. Content themes in courses range from geography, history, culture, and nature to social issues, current events, and employment skills.
Each language course offers two special practice sessions each week, at no extra charge, where students receive help with their homework and additional language activities. Special attention is given to individual learning needs. New students may meet with a volunteer conversation partner once a week to practice English and learn about American life.
Services for ESOL students include free tutoring and other academic support and financial aid for students who qualify.
ESOL classes at GCC are small and characterized by close faculty interaction and individual attention, and cover the English language skills necessary to succeed in college courses, the workplace, and daily life. These skills include:
- Reading comprehension
Students also learn study skills such as word processing, library use, and research methods.
Greenfield Community College’s ESOL classes are offered at advanced beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. Students in our ESOL classes have two special practice sessions each week and access to college-level tutoring and other academic support. Our classes offer:
- Flexible scheduling – 2, 3, or 5 days a week
- Four levels of credit courses
- Personalized instruction
- Experienced, qualified teachers
- Test-taking skills
- TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) preparation
- Language and computer laboratories
- Use of College library and video collections
- International Student Club
- Career counseling
Sample ESL classes
Classes are not available each term. Please search our online course schedule for current and upcoming classes.
Who can apply for financial aid?
Students who are citizens (for example, from Puerto Rico) or who are eligible non-citizens (for example, permanent residents) may apply for federal financial aid if they have a high school diploma or a GED, or if they have passed a federal Ability-to-Benefit test. Federal financial aid is available to qualified students for both ESOL and other college courses at GCC. International students with visas (for example, a student visa or F-1) are not eligible for federally funded financial aid.
If you do not require financial aid and are not planning to earn college credit, you may simply complete an registration form in order to enroll in ESOL classes. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information about beginning your study at GCC.